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Aug 17, 2009 4:30am EDT
next, the mayor who tried to come to the rescue but ended up in the hospital. >>> and india's biggest movie star questioned at a u.s. airport for over an hour which is now becoming an international incident. >>> welcome back. these are the latest headlines from abc news. the florida panhandle is being pounded by heavy rain as claudette came ashore overnight near ft. walton beach. it'll move inland toward alabama later today. >>> forecasters are keeping an eye on ana and bill which are gaining strength in the atlantic. neither of these storms is expected to make landfall. >>> and president obama may drop his demand for a government-run health insurance option, a move that could alienate some liberal democrats but gain republican support. >>> wellchicago rest depths who need a marriage license today or a building permit today are out of luck. the city is closed for business. >> it is a major effort to close a massive budget gap. but chicago is not alone. here's diana alvear. >> reporter: city workers take monday off. the first of three forced furlough days thanks to a budget in the red.
ABC
Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
stars, the tom cruise of india, held for questioning at an american airport. he says it's because he's a muslim. it's become an international muslim. it's become an international incident. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. for people in florida, and all along the atlantic and gulf coasts, this has been a quiet hurricane season. since june, nothing. but now, all of a sudden, there are three storms out there, and they are allaining strength. tropical storms ana and bill have formed in the atlantic, and opical storm claudette is poised to hit the panhandle of florida tonight. abc's jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: what a different a day or two can make. on friday, this hurricane season with a nonstarter. suddenly, this weekend, three tropical storms formed, one of them poppedp overnight in the gulf of mexico and now making landfall here on the florida panhandle. >> i think in the end, this is a warning shot. the gulf is more prime than usual for intensification this year. >> reporter: the sleepy hurricane season is over. the scramble to stock up has begun. >> kind of
ABC
Aug 1, 2009 6:00pm EDT
prosperity and will push that message next week during a visit to india which has been hard hit by the recession. >>> the university system of maryland plans to cut jobs and freeze hiring. the university has to cut more than $37 million from the budget. the proposal calls for laying off 24 people and eliminating 151 open positions, saving $12 million. other cuts include $3 million of travel expenses, the library budget, and computer support. >>> coming up -- a funding shortage. is to put the brakes on the cash for clunkers program. drivers are still cashing in. we >>> drivers are rushing to car dealerships, looking to trade in gas guzzlers for new models, to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. congress is working on last- minute efforts to keep the program funded. >> cash for clunkers appears to be a victim of its own success. the $1 billion program had been scheduled to run through november, but after less than one week, it is nearly out of money. that is when congress came in, hours before leaving on its august recess, voting to add $2 billion to the program to ke
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 11:35pm EDT
, in an interview with mian india apologized to the north koreans. >> the young women have apparently admitted that they probably did trespass, so they are deeply regretful and we are very sorry this happened. >> hillary clinton was heavily involved in securing the release of ling and lee, and president clinton said he wanted to engage with the north koreans, but instead they conducted a nuclear test, fired a long-range missile and a flurry of short and medium range rockets. that's why some are worried about the messa they might get from clinton's visit. >> we could get in a situation of a moral hazard where by rewarding bad behavior we are only going to get more of it. >> that could be true, but tonight, with two young women hours away from what will surely be an emotional reunn, the families of laura ling and euna lee said they're counting the seconds to hold them in their arms. i'm martha rad dits for "nightline." >> the plane is expected to touch down in burbank, california, around 6:45 a.m. eastern time. late this evening, president obama praised clinton's trip as very fine work. >>> when
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 11:35pm EDT
for somebody in china and india, because that's what's going to happen. >> his government-sponsored seminars and his own computerized program calledmer win transport home inventions into something companies can understand -- profit. >> fuel savings of at least 30%. >> doug just ran the numbers on this. >> this is my invention. >> mark's invention was too big to operate in the hotel ballroom, so we went to his garage for a look. >> this is a 55-pound sheet of drywall, 4x8 and we're ready to lift it. >> it allows one person to do just that, lift and hold heavy drywall or ceiling fixtures overhead. >> it's up. >> he got the idea remodeling his home. >> i needed to be able to hold this panel in place. my wife is 5-foot-tall, not going to help. >> he lost his job in the beverage industry a year ago, so mark is counting on this. >> i would love for some tool companies to buy it from me, and let me go on with my life, but in this economy i don't know if that's going to be possible. >> doug and his calculations say if mark finds a manufacturer it could be. >> it could sell in the $50 million range.
ABC
Aug 9, 2009 9:00am EDT
, focused on india when they ought to be focused on the jihadists -- >> where do you see it headed? >> i see the united states desperately keeping it from just imploding into civil war. >> very reassuring, evan.  >> yeas are 68, nays are 31. >> the world's greatest deliberative body gives its consent to the first hispanic to serve on the nation's highest court, and the third woman. 31 of the 40 republicans voted no, including orrin hatch. >> such activity, judging with uncertainty and instability in the law, and the result is an activist judicial philosophy that i cannot support, and that the american people rejected. >> if you voted for her, the national rifle association threatens to get your free if you voted against her, you could set yourself up for trouble with hispanic voters. >> john mccain was the biggest surprise to me. when lindsey graham, the senator closest to him on the judiciary committee, came out for her. there were only nine republicans who voted for justice sotomayor. four of them are retiring. i think that in itself is revealing. it remains a concern for republicans, w
ABC
Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. torrential rains are also causing havoc in india. at least 43 people were killed in landslides in three remote villages in the himalayan foothi foothills. the region has become prone to such disaster because of the >>> as so many children repair for a new school year, are they already a step behind? why some stay students shouldn't have taken a summer off. >>> and 40 years after the manson murders, should two now be set free? >>> and then later here, so much for that saying "if you sneeze, ighte thtoe way to get ahead at work. how about a swim? i'm a little irregular today. don't you eat activia? for my little issues? they')re not that bad. summer' no time to put up with even occasional digestive problems. believe me, once they go away, it's mazing howtgood yo. announcer: activia is clinically proven to help regulate your digestive system in two weeks. summer' a wastin')... takeit works, or it's free.now./ ♪ activia so, what's the problem? these are hot. we're shipping 'em everywhere. but we can't predict our shipping costs. dallas. detroit. different rates. well with us, it's the sam
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 3:05am EDT
. instead they're throwing films from places like iran, india, japan. instead of a nine screen multi-plex, there's just this one plush, rather cozy space. it's a deliberately low-tech affair. people living nearby appreciate the effort that's gone into bringing the movies to their door. >> cinema in a bus. it should be a bit different anyway. >> to have a mobile cinema that comes and opens up like a pandora's box is really wonderful. >> reporter: even when the film is over, there's no normal rushing home. these enthusiasts want everyone to feel included on their >> gunned down. an armed manur >> gunned down. an armed man bursts into a gym in pennsylvania and goes on a killing spree. what we know about the shooter and his victim. >> then coming home. two american journalists jailed in north korea are free and will be reunited with their families this morning. >> and driving distraction. should the government ban drivers from texting? >> the public is sick and tired of people being distracted and causing accidents. >> it's wednesday, august 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "w
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 3:05am EDT
paper. this really funny video from india. this is a cab driver who has perfected the art of driving backwards. he does this with every single person. he had a problem with his car. he returned from a party and there was a fault where the reverse gear was the only thing that worked. this is his primary source of income so the guy was like if i can only go backwards i better learn how to drive backwards. now he can go 50 miles an hour driving backwards. he renamed the car the back gear champian. just develop new skill. >> new york taxi drivers can't even drive front way. >> it's further evidence it's the year of the indian. >> it is. >> let's go to the u.k. where this is an interesting approach -- >> i'm going to eat it if no one else is. >> you know on amusement park rides and your arms go up and you go whoo-hoo, that's been banned at a specific theme park in the u.k. because of body odor. basically they're saying is going to get hot here, up to 84 degrees. managers expect -- she's sniffing her armpit, isn't she? >> it looks like say no to bo. i wouldn't have gotten it. >> they're sa
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 7:00am EDT
. clinton just a few weeks ago in india. and i asked her about the situation. and she said, well, the young women have already apologized. and we are very sorry this happened. so, the north koreans, in many ways, got exactly what they wanted here. they had a very prominent american coming over there. and bill clinton, of course, got exactly what he wanted. he returned with the young journalists, w i think are about to get off that plane. bill clinton had that emotional meeting with them yesterday. when they got on the plane, out of north korea, it was quite formal. president clinton shaking their hands and smiling. but again, a very emotional meeting when the young women first met president clinton over there. you can see them leaving north korea there, in the same plane that just arrived in burbank. >> i think you answered the question of many when they are wondering why was it former president bill clinton. and you said, the north koreans wanted a prominent american to be there. >> reporter: as bill richardson told us, the governor of new mexico, it is a dream come true forhe north korean
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 7:00am EDT
or fiscal therapy and in india, this is really sweet, six guys massaged my shoulder with warm oil. it was great. and guess what, it worked. >> that's the procedure that worked? >> well, i did it for six weeks and they -- every day they would massage me with warm oil that had herbs and medication in it, right, like a rotisserie chicken or something and, yeah, guess what, i got more movement. >> and how much can you lift it now? >> now, look at that. is that gain or what? i tell you. remarkable. >> you decided to the to have the surgery. >> that's right. i don't need the titanium shoulder. i can get along without it. >> what would you say to americans today who are trying to follow this health care debate? what's the number one lesson you'd say to them? >> all the other countries decided first we're going to cover everybody, anybody who is sick can get to the doctor and then you can design a mechanism to get there. they all did. we're so hung up on the mechanism we keep losing the goal. >> and the goal is to make people healthier to start with? >> yes, the goal is universal coverage
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